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15 April 2012

Stories from 15 April 2012

Colombia: Painter and Sculptor Fernando Botero Celebrates 80

On April 19, 2012 the Colombian sculptor and painter Fernando Botero will turn 80 years old. The celebrations for his birthday have already started in Colombia and other parts of...

French Presidential Candidate's Video to Attract Minorities

Colombia: Explosions near the US embassy in Bogotá

Armenia: The mob rules

Business Prospects in Myanmar

Thailand: Free Apps for Tourists

Tracking the Location of Singaporeans in the World

Guinea-Bissau: Military Attack Citizens in Demonstration

Cuba: Uproar Over Ozzie Guillen's “Love” for Fidel Castro

Across digital and mainstream media, in the United States and Cuba, Miami Marlins baseball team manager Ozzie Guillén's comments on Fidel Castro unleashed a searing debate between baseball fans, political...

Egypt: The Fall, Rise and Fall of Omar Suleiman

On April 6 Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former vice president and intelligence chief, announced his candidacy for president. On April 13, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to...

Spain: King Juan Carlos and the Elephant in Botswana

Azerbaijan: Emin Milli speaks at Amnesty International conference

Azerbaijan: Free Bakhtiyar Hajiyev

Sweden: Visiting Rinkeby, Stockholm's Immigrant Ghetto

The Rinkeby district of Stockholm, Sweden is famous for its high concentration of immigrants. Curious outsiders have documented their visits.

China: The Uyghur Question

Egypt: The Drama of the Presidential Race

It's hard to predict the results of the presidential elections in Egypt, due to the dramatic events taking place every day. This post tries to shed light on the political...

Syria: Safana Baqleh, the “Freedom Harp”, Arrested in Damascus

When Rima Dali was arrested on April 9 for holding a banner reading “Stop the killing. We want to build a country for all Syrians”, musician Safana Baqleh was the...

Colombia: Approval of “Lleras Law 2.0″ Ignites Netizens’ Indignation

The approval by the Colombian Congress of a law popularly known as 'Lleras Law 2.0,' which reforms the framework to legislate and regulate copyright and intellectual property, sparked indignation among...

Panama: Traffic Congestion Sparks Online Reports and Complaints

Transport is one of Panama's biggest problems and traffic jams are an everyday occurrence in the Panamanian capital. Social networking sites, especially Twitter, are seen as a good way of...

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